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SWAIN, JAMES EDGAR: 1897-

Born on Aug. 20, 1897, in Judson, Ind., James Edgar Swain is the son of Daniel M. and Lucinda Payton Swain. On Sept. 9, 1919, he married D. Esther Wimmer and they had one son, James E . He earned the degrees of A.B. in 1921 and A.M. in 1922 from Indiana University and the Ph.D. degree in 1926 from the University of Pennsylvania. He did postdoctoral study at the Sorbonne in 1928. Swain was an instructor at the University of Pennsylvania during 1922-24. He joined the faculty of Muhlenherg College in 1925 where he taught history and became professor emeritus in 1967. Since 1967 he has served as director of curriculum for Swain Country Day School. He received a Benjamin Rush Award in 1951 and an honorary LL.D. degree from Muhlenberg College in 1967.

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